Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation Capstone Research Projects

The Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation was a collaborative fellowship program between the George Eastman Museum and the Image Permanence Institute of the Rochester Institute of Technology. It provided advanced training and research opportunities to five groups of eight fellows for ten years. This list includes the five cycles of individuals in the program and the titles of their research projects.

First Cycle (1999-2001)

Second Cycle (2001-2003)

Third Cycle (2003-2005)

Fourth Cycle (2005-2007)

Fifth Cycle (2007-2009)


First Cycle 1999-2001

Alexandra M. Botelho
The Durieu Album: Early Nineteenth-Century French Photographic Techniques and Studies of the Nude Figure
2001

Jens Gold
Investigation of Methods Used to Misrepresent the Conditions and the Age of Photographs
2001

Dana Hemmenway
The Making of a Conservation Database for The Photographs of Hill and Adamson at the George Eastman House
2001

Kathrine Kilde
The Photographic Activity Test – What Is It And How Is It Useful?
2001

Tania Passafiume
A Silver Gelatin DOP Sample Book and a Characteristic Catalogue of the Edward Weston Collection at the George Eastman House
2001

Klaus Pollmeier
Documentation and Characterization of Photographic Surfaces by Edge Reflection Analysis
2001


Second Cycle 2001-2003

Elena Simonova-Bulat
Conservation Issues of Paper Stereo Transparencies
2003

Jiuan-jiuan Chen
The Evaluation of the Surface Changes of Silver Gelatin Prints: The Application of Edge Reflection Analysis and Other Methods to Evaluate the Effect of Drying/Flattening Procedures
2003

Katherine Jennings
Research into the Conservation of Nineteenth Century Paper Negatives
2003

Hanako Murata
Investigation of Historical and Modern Conservation Daguerreotype Housings
2003

Sara Shpargel
Environmental Management Through the Climate Notebook™: A case study on the process of achieving climate control at the George Eastman House
2003

María Fernanda Valverde
Photographic Negatives: Nature and Evolution of Processes
2003


Third Cycle 2003-2005

Corinne Dune
Care of Rare and Unusual Photographs
2005

Lydia Egunnike
Opalotypes: Their Evolution, Technology, and Care
2005

Lene Grinde
Conservation of Stereo Daguerreotype: Examination and Documentation of the Characteristics
2005

Pip Morrison
Solvent Effects on Silver Dye Bleach Materials
2005

Mariana Planck
Preserving B&W Negatives From Physical Damage: Handling Methods and Enclosure Design
2005

Claire Buzit Tragni
The Use of Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence for Examination of Photographs
2005

Ralph Wiegandt
Research into the Design, Testing, and Practical Application of a Secondary Protective Housing System for Daguerreotypes
2005


Fourth Cycle 2005-2007

Karina Beeman
A Guide for Establishing a Photograph Conservation Laboratory
2007

Luisa Casella
Photograph Conservation and Connoisseurship Online Resource
2007

Rosina Herrera
Alfred Stieglitz’s Lantern Slides: History, Technique and Technical Analysis
2007

Gustavo Lozano
History and Conservation of Albums and Photographically Illustrated Books
2007

Patrick Ravines
Optical and Surface Metrology and Photographs: Confocal and Interference Microscopy Applied to Daguerreotypes and Silver Gelatin Prints
2007

Gawain Weaver
A Guide to Fiber-Base Gelatin Silver Print Condition and Deterioration
2007

Rachel Wetzel
An Examination of the Short and Long Term Effects of Light Bleaching Silver Gelatin Photographs
2007

Katharine Whitman
The History and Conservation of Glass Supported Photographs
2007


Fifth Cycle 2007-2009

Caroline Barcella
The Conservation Project of the Manila Daguerreotypes
2009

Valentina Branchini
The Photographs of Alvin Langdon Coburn at George Eastman House: A Characterization Study of Materials and Techniques
2009

Mirasol Estrada
A Study in Photograph Conservation Problem Resolution: A Conservation Plan for the “Mexican Suitcase”
2009

Elia Alejandra Mendoza Olmos
Current Status of Treatment Practices in Photograph Conservation
2009

Ania Michas
Real & Other Photos: An Introduction to the History, Identification and Collectability of Early Photographic Postcards
2009

Hyejung Yum
A Study of Early Photographic Paper
2009